There’s this thing about angels—I love them. Adore them. Want to play in their sandbox and learn all the gossipy stuff about the other angels and what it’s like to fly…and how it feels to fall. I’m a hopeless romantic when it comes to angels, but it’s the fallen angels that really grab my attention. Why? Well, I suppose it’s that they were made to be these divine, beautiful, unbelievably powerful creatures and they experience the same types of temptations we do. So when I was asked to write for Cravings, I immediately knew I had to incorporate at least one fallen angel. I mean, c’mon! It was a chance to feed my addiction. I could take a fallen angel, twist him up and play with his emotions by using an angel on the edge, one who hadn’t fallen but might. What would he do? How would he feel about coaxing her to fall? Would he be able to do it? Would he want to do it? And just how far would he go before he was completely, undeniably, irrevocably in love with the very angel he thought to bring down?
Enter Dominic, head of security at Desire, Atlanta’s most happening club. He’s funny, irreverent, loyal and very, very seductive. He has been one of my favorite characters to write. Ever. Such a good bad boy. He spoke to me in such a sexy voice, teasing me and tossing out humorous dialogue like candy at a parade. I was snatching it up as fast as I could. Trust me.
But what about his heroine? Rhyan is an angel on the edge. She hasn’t fallen, but she’s on the cusp of making the one choice that will cost her her wings. I’m talking bare toes curled over the ledge. That choice involves Dominic. If she follows the rules, she’ll keep her wings. If she doesn’t, if she gives in to temptation, she’ll lose them forever. And Dominic is the culmination of every temptation she’s ever faced.
These two make such a great couple. She’s nearly as funny and sharp-witted as Dominic. One of my favorite exchanges in the book occurs in the parking garage when they step out of the elevator. If you read the book, you’ll be able to pick it out immediately. It involves baseball euphemisms for, well…yeah. It made me literally laugh out loud when Dominic whispered it in my ear as I wrote.
Thanks for your interest in Dominic and Rhyan. They might be a short read, but they pack a heck of a punch on every page.
Here’s my question for you: if you were an angel on the edge, what would be a great enough temptation for you to take the plunge?
About Pure Desire:
Rhyan is an angel on the edge. Sent earthside to serve penance for her carnal lusts, she has been charged with gathering information on a fallen angel—while resisting the temptation to fall into his arms herself.
Working as a bouncer at Desire, the hottest nightclub in Atlanta, nephilim Dominic has no trouble hooking up with a new partner every night. Until he sets his sights on Rhyan, and suddenly, one night will never be enough.
But with Dominic’s heavenly face and body made for sin, Rhyan can no longer deny her passions. And now she will be forced to choose: a lifetime of love or an eternity alone….